Nutrition powerhouses Sally Fallon and Mary Enig (the authors of “Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats“) write passionately about the “dark side of America’s favorite health food”–SOY–in the July/August edition of Well Being Journal.
Researchers and doctors are seeing thyroid dysfunctions in sensitive women who consume as little as two servings of soy a day. Other scientists are studying soy’s effects on “brain aging.”
And don’t get the article’s authors started on soy formula for babies. Fallon and Enig are campaigning to take soy formula off the market. A professor of pediatrics at Georgetown University named Naomi Baumslad is quoted, saying soy formulas can be damaging to newborns.
My kids drank some soy formulas when they were infants. I think I’d not give them any soy formula again, reading this now.
Here’s an online version of the whole article, which comes on very strong against a soy lobby that is now powerful within the commercial food industry. The main message is: don’t assume soy is the healthy protein that has saved all Asia from the health problems of the West. Check package ingredients for soy meal powders to see where soy is sneaking into your diet. Keep your essential fatty acid consumption up and eat seafoods when you can to offset the effect of soy’s isoflavones.